posted on Nov, 16 2012 @ 08:53 AM
TV's not bad and if you find the right shows to watch with your family it won't keep you from talking to each other, it'll give you something more to
talk about. Here's my favorites:
Breaking Bad- Great dramatic show about a science teacher who begins making meth. Extremely well written an acted.
The Wire- Another great dramatic show, very complex, huge cast of characters. It's about the police and the drug trade in Baltimore. It's not your
typical cop show, though, everything's painted in grey and no one is really a villain. Each season explores a different avenue. The second season
involves the docks and dock workers, the third asks the question "what if drugs were legalized," the fourth deals with the schools and the 5th with
the media. There's a lot of profanity, so if that's not your thing I'm warning you now. You'll probably have to watch half of the first season to
really start grooving on it, because it takes awhile to learn who all the characters are.
Parks and Recreation- A lot of comedies on TV are really mean. It's not obvious or maybe no one cares because the people in them aren't real, but
still the jokes come from people putting the people they care about down. Parks and Rec is one of the best comedies on TV and it's rarely mean.
There's one character everyone is illogically mean to, but the joke is more that there's no reason to hate the guy. And the show is still one of the
funniest I've seen. Warning: the first five episodes are really weak, but after that they steadily get better and better.
Community- There's not many sitcoms that are as inventive as Community. They've done brilliant full episode parodies of action movies, westerns,
zombie movies, heist movies and musicals. They've done episodes in claymation and in old style video game graphics. They've done fake clip shows and
an episode in the style of a Ken Bruns documentary. And it's really, really funny and the cast is great (you'll probably recognize Joel McHale and
Arrested Development- Not on TV anymore. Widely considered one of the best shows ever made, AD is hilarious and surprisingly dense. There's so much
going on in each episode, plus masterful call backs to previous episodes and call-forwards to things that happen in another season. It's insane how
well written and funny the show is.
edit on 11/16/2012 by SaulGoodman because: (no reason given)